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Homemade Ham & Swiss Stromboli

I confess, I've been holding out on you all. My family has a recipe that my mom has been making for everything from Christmas to my birthday that goes back to my childhood days. It's one of my very favorites, always my choice when asked what I wanted my mom to fix for my birthday. And yet....I have never shared it with you all! It's highly coveted in our family, but I decided I would spill the beans...or in this case, the Ham & Swiss! It's just too much goodness to keep to ourselves!

So, here I go, sharing yet another family mom's Homemade Stromboli Recipe. It is Ham & Swiss yumminess that you can fix for any occasion! It can also feed quite a few adults, unless, of course, it becomes a fave like it is in my family and everyone grabs up as many pieces as they can get their hands on!

This Ham & Swiss Stromboli is actually quite simple to make. The hardest part, or the one that takes the most preparation and time, is the dough. However, once you've got that process down, you'll find it very easy compared to the more complex look.

If you have a hard time finding the exact brand or type of dough that I use, any will do, including homemade, which I used to use when I had a bread machine with a dough setting.

For my always hungry, homemade ham & swiss stromboli loving family, one loaf/stromboli can feed us all. If I'm planning to have company, I will make a second one.

The other thing I really like about this recipe is that I can make it the night before and then cook it the next day. And leftovers, 2nd time heated is always awesome!

Here goes!


  • 1 Frozen White Bread Loaf - I find this in the freezer section of my Ingles grocery store with the frozen biscuits or pastries. The brand name I buy is "Rhodes" and it comes in a pack of 3 loaves.
  • 1/2 Pound very thinly sliced Ham - packaged or from the deli
  • 1/2 Pound Swiss Cheese (shredded or on the block and grated)
  • All Purpose Flour (just enough to roll out the dough onto)
  • 1/2 Stick of Butter

    I was in a hurry when I made this one and I will update photos the next time that I fix it, so I had to use what I had on hand which was sliced cheese (hey, it all melts the same anyways!) It's also NOT the prettiest one because I stretched the dough very thin so I could get more pieces out of it since I was making just one and my son had a friend over.

  • Take your frozen loaf and place on a buttered cookie sheet. I place a wet/warm towel over it and leave it out to thaw and rise for about 5 hours. I re-wet/warm the towel as I need to.
  • Roll out your dough and stretch it as far as you can. You'll aim for a rounded square or oval type of shape.

  • Once all rolled out, butter thinly all over or place small tabs of butter all over.
  • Cover with ham evenly all over.

  • Sprinkle your cheese all over.

  • Then gently and evenly roll it up and onto your cookie sheet. I use a dab of water to make sure the edge sticks and leave that portion on the bottom of the strombli. I then pinch the edges and turn them under on each end.
  • Cut 3-5 small slits in the top of your roll to let the steam out and keep it from busting open while it bakes. I also put a few tabs of butter across the top.

  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes or until the bread starts to brown on top and your cheese starts bubbling.

  • Once you remove from oven, allow about 5 minutes to cool before slicing. I use my electric knife to slice evenly without tearing up your stromboli.
    Ham & Swiss sounds so simple but I promise you, it's never tasted so good! This Ham & Swiss Stromboli will become a requested favorite from the first time you serve it!
    Once you master your art with the dough and sizing of the stromboli roll, you can add in anything else your family likes or switch it up altogether and use a tomato sauce, pepperonis & mozzarella! The possibilities are endless!

    Leave me a comment below and let me know if you make it or have any questions!

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